Australian Guitar - - Cd Reviews - MATT DORIA

For­get ev­ery­thing you know of High Ten­sion:

Purge is a rip-roar­ing re­birth for the Mel­bourne hard­core staples, and with their gain ped­als in over­drive, a god­damn ter­ri­fy­ingly bru­tal one. Thick, mer­ci­less break­downs and sul­fu­ric acid so­los pad the al­bum at ev­ery turn, new­comer Mike Des­lan­des a down­right mon­ster with axe in hand. He and snare queen Lau­ren Ham­mel forge a filth-laden frame that al­lows front­woman Ka­rina Utomo to rip what are, by a long mar­gin, some of the gori­est, most vis­ceral and un­for­get­table vo­cals we’ve heard in far too long. Make sure to have 000 on standby when spin­ning this LP – the ve­loc­ity with which it’ll make you want to thrash your limbs is ab­so­lutely un­safe.

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